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ERIC Number: ED396466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Disabilities among Children. Disability Statistics Abstract, Number 15.
Wenger, Barbara L.; And Others
This abstract summarizes recent statistics on the prevalence and causes of disability among U.S. children, based on data from the 1992 National Health Interview Survey, a household survey of the noninstitutionalized U.S. population. Analysis indicates that there are difficulties in comparing disability prevalence across age groups; overall, 5.5 percent of children (ages 5-17) have disabilities related to schooling, of whom 58 percent attend special schools or classes; diseases of the respiratory system constitute the most common group of disabling conditions; and children from poor families attend special schools and classes at nearly twice the rate of those who are not poor. Four tables present detailed data on: (1) number and percent of children with disabilities, by degree of limitation and age; (2) number and percent of children with school-related disabilities, by degree of limitation and gender; (3) number and percent of children needing and receiving special education by race, ethnicity, and poverty status; and (4) health conditions and impairments causing disability in children by broad condition category. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Inst. for Health and Aging.
Identifiers: National Health Interview Survey
Note: This abstract is based on data contained in "Disab